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Punulu'u Black Sand Beach by ted Brattstrom

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Taken by
ted Brattstrom ted Brattstrom
Explore score
0.24 Gigapixels
Date added
May 09, 2010
Date taken
May 09, 2010

Punulu'u Black Sand beach is on the south eastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Green sea turtles and Hawksbill sea turtles come onto the beach to bask or lay eggs. Which means the tourists also arrive to watch the turtles.
Locals go fishing on both sides of the bay, and there is a brackish water pond just beyond the far palm trees.
The waves play havoc with the gigapan system :-) so there are some wave irregularities :-) And, this was my second attempt at making an image. With no manual exposure and 3x optical zoom, not as good as it could be.
I'll be back and re-shoot with a different camera.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (May 25, 2010, 11:53AM )

    Mahalo. Expect pain :-) Well, it's not that bad really. Positioning the centre of the gigapan is easy enough, but when it comes to aligning the gigapan, I find that the gigapan is invisible when you double-click on it. What I do is set as much as I can without opening the gigapan, save those changes and then go back in to the geocoding page. I find that the gigapan is visible then and I can do the rest of the settings.

  2. ted Brattstrom

    ted Brattstrom (May 25, 2010, 06:41AM )

    Aloha - I'll give it a shot in a couple days - that was next on the list of "gigapan things I need to learn".

  3. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (May 24, 2010, 11:58PM )

    I love this image! Can you geocode it please?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 244 megapixels (30632 x 7996 pixels)
Input images: 44 (11 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 157.1 degrees wide by 41.0 degrees high (top=19.0, bottom=-22.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-05-09 06:55:50 - 2010-05-09 06:59:16
Aperture: f/5.8
Exposure time: 0.001 - 0.01
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 100.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 32.3 to 35.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 42.8 to 44.7 percent
Computer stats: 2007.63 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:50 (7.9 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:35, Projection: 36 seconds, Blending: 3:39
(Preview finished in 2:50)

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